• Ontario
  • Elementary

Reesor Park

Kinders

  • 16 Challenges Completed
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A Green-Powered Canada

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For this challenge, we discussed what green power is and what we know about it. Then we researced 2 types of renewable energy that are relevant to the kindergarteners. We learned about Wind and Solar energy and how they are better for the environment.

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Buckle Up

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Im my kindergarten class, we discussed different modes of transportation, how they come to school, what Smart mobility is and which smart mobility we use.

Community Connections

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For this challenge, we discussed the impact of wasting paper. Many of our students will draw/colour on GOOS paper, but they also use multiple sheets a day. We talked about how this affects our earth. We decided to try to make our own paper. Using scraps of paper left over from previous projects, the students worked hard to make them into smaller pieces so that it can be recycled.

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Do You Really Need It?

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We had great discussions about needs versus wants and things that can be done at school as well as at home. Many of my students are young and learning to read and write so there was a lot of guidance when working on the worksheet. Some have been scribed for them. We also spent a day with our lights off, some mentioned they were scared while others thought it was "epic". My students love that it was different from our normal while they are learning about their carbon footprint.

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Game Time!

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In my kindergarten class, we brainstormed ideas about what food waste meant. Then we watched some videos about food waste and examined what food waste looked like if we ate an apple and how to minimize wasting it. The idea of not liking certain foods came up and we read the Pete the Cat story of The 3 Bite Rule. In one if the videos about food waste, students noticed that there was mold growing on some cheese in the fridge and we discussed what mold is and how it works. Naturally, this lead to an experiment with growing mold. We took 3 pieces of bread and put them in ziplock bags. 1 piece untouched, 1 piece touched by the entire class and the last piece rubbed on the floor near the garbage. We are still waiting to see what will happen with the bread. Next we sorted food items into the 3 types of bins we have available in our room as the other educators and I are asked daily about where wrappers or orange peels belong. Lastly, we played a guessing game about fruit and vegetables.

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Get Growing

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For this challenge, we read a story about planting then planted tomato plants for children to take home after our observations.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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For this challenge, we discussed what carbon footprint means, then we brainstormed ways to reduce our footprint. Lastly, the kindergarteners wrote one way to reduce their footprint and coloured the footprint worksheet.

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One Hour No Power

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For this challenge, we spent a lot of time exploring our outside world, we read in the dark and we even spent one full day without lights on.

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Story Time

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We discussed air and water pollution, then we learned different ways to be able to keep our planet clean. The students then drew a picture of their choice about clean air/water or some variation of polluted air/water. We made their pictures into a classroom book.

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Take-Home

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Students were given the printable sheet to track waste at home during the march break.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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We brainstormed what Phantom energy is and then we watched a video about it. After, we coloured and cut out our own phantom and tried to find places in the classroom where phantom energy exists. They also took home their phantoms and looked for more phantom energy at home.

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Tips and Tricks

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We reviewed what carbon footprint is and discussed ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint. It was then posted on our Google classroom for families.

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Video Challenge

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For this challenge the class decided that we would use our work to create a video that calls others to become more aware of their energy usage and to reduce it where they can.

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Water Works

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For this challenge, we brainstormed ways that we use water, then we watched a video about the water cycle and its uses. As a class we calculated how much water we use in a day. Afterwards, we discussed ways to save water. Another day we calculated our class usage again and compared the two.

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What’s For Lunch?

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For this challenge, we watched a video about the food groups and where it comes from then had some great discussions. We sent home a recipe template and the students worked with their families to pick their favourite recipe to share with the class. We plan to bind the recipes together and share a copy with the families.

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What’s Old is New Again

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For this challenge, we discussed how imporant it is to reuse whatever we can. We looked around our room to use what we already reuse and then took some time to create artwork using recycled materials. Some students created pinwheels or something else using GOOS paper, others still created puppets.

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Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 138,460 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 2,653 Hours of no power
take_home 107,182 Items Kept from Landfill